The stage is all set for HMD Global to launch its next-generation Android-powered Nokia phones at the MWC 2018 event next week. The Finnish company already confirmed exciting announcements for the event, and one of them will be the budget-oriented Nokia 4, which as reported by Vk.com will replace the existing Nokia 3 smartphone. Also, it’s reported that the Nokia 4 will be powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset, which is a good thing as the Nokia 3 disappointed everyone with mediocre performance, thanks to the MediaTek chipset.
There are not many details available about the Nokia 4 smartphone at the moment, but the company surely seems to be working on the smartphone, ignoring all that Tetraphobia myth surrounding Number 4 as an unlucky one in China. However, the smartphone is not yet launched in the Chinese market, so maybe HMD Global is not considering the phone for China.
In the past, the Nokia 4’s existence was confirmed by the Nokia Camera app APK teardown alongside the Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 9. All the three other phones are already making rounds on the web. The Nokia 1 will be the company’s first Android Go Edition smartphone, whereas the Nokia 7 Plus will be its first Android One smartphone. The Nokia 9 will be the first flagship smartphone from HMD Global this year.
Nevertheless, the Nokia 4 will replace the Nokia 3 smartphone, and the usage of Snapdragon 450 SoC will be a massive step up from the MediaTek chipset used on the Nokia 3. As of now, there’s no update on the upgraded version of the Nokia 5 though. The Nokia 5 is currently available in the market with Snapdragon 430 chipset, and for the Nokia 6 (2018) version, HMD has gone with Snapdragon 630 chipset. So expect the Nokia 5 to arrive with either Snapdragon 625 SoC or the same Snapdragon 450 SoC as the rumoured Nokia 4.
Do make a note that HMD Global is yet to confirm the existence of the Nokia 4, but what we know so far is the product is under works. It would be great if HMD Global launches the Nokia 4 at the MWC 2018 event alongside the rumoured Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 1 and Nokia 9 smartphones.